Literature 73: 9/12 – The Epic Battle of the Ground Zero Responders
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Grades: 6 to 12

Nearly 3000 people died in the 9/11 terrorist attacks; many believe what was left when the twin towers crumbled will kill more than that. As thousands fled Ground Zero on 9/11, thousands more ran to the scene unselfishly wanting to help. 90-thousand people spent nine months cleaning it all up. While they searched for evidence and remains, they breathed a toxic stew of chemicals. They were assured the air was safe. And, when they became ill, no one would help. It would take a nine-year legal battle to change that. Mass tort litigation lawyer William Groner and journalist Tom Teicholz co-authored “9/12” about the unprecedented legal battle and the Ground Zero heroes who endured the seemingly insurmountable to eventually find legal victory.

Student Tools
Student Tool 66: Video Reflection Worksheet
Students can use this activity on their own to share their learning and insights about any video they watch independently, and this Student Tool can also be used in conjunction with Teacher Tool 318: Sharing Your Insights Through A Reflection Worksheet as part of a classroom or homeschool activity. This tool can be used with any video on the Educate.Today website.
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EdTA Teacher Tool 1: 2nd Grade MCA–Drama Machine
This teacher tool provides a Theatre Model Cornerstone Assessment for Grade 2 for the artistic processes of Creating, Performing, Responding, and Connecting.

Students will collectively and collaboratively use body, voice and imagination in a teacher-led machine to express elements of a main character in a story. The students’ work in the guided drama exercise will demonstrate an ability to creatively respond to teacher side-coaching, questioning, and open-ended suggestions with body, voice and imagination. The students’ reflection on the drama exercise will demonstrate an ability to make connections between self, culture, and community.
Teacher Tool 317: Cross Curricular Activity–Sharing Insights Through a Journal Entry
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Teacher Tool 318: Cross Curricular Activity–Video Reflection
This teacher tool, accompanying the video above, provides an Interdisciplinary activity that invites students to complete a reflection worksheet to share learning and insights they gained by watching the video. This tool can be used with any video on the Educate.Today website.
Teacher Tool 319: Cross Curricular Activity–Sharing Learning Verbally
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Teacher Tool 320: Vocabulary Interesting to Me
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